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the word tabloid here in britain, and people think of "the news of the world." nothing would stop it in pursuit of a sensational headline. not human decency, not even breaking the law. >> we've always had in britain a vivid tabloid irreverent. but in the last two to three decades, that has descended beyond the gutter into the s sewer. and that happened at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch entered the market. mr. murdoch, in myy view, has debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with it staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive profitable, it is being abruptly closed after 168
in britain have feared and loathed the tabloioifor years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. >> reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angerer his girlfriend by visiting a strip club. how did the paper know? they'ves dropped on the prince's voicemail. >> you have to get the story at all costs. you go and do anything. >> reporter: even breaking the law? >> absolutely breaking the law. >> reporter: at least symbolically here in britain, it is the queen that prime ministers report to. what this scandal is up pressed for so long is revealing, is that rupert murdoch is the one who's really had their ear. every prime minister here for the last 30 years has needed the endorsement of murdoch and his media empire to win election. >> i think it's reasonable for any of us to observe that the murdoch corporatiti has too much power. >> reporter: outside "the news of the world" offices today, some celebrated the paper's downfall with a criminal investigation under way, many more could g
become britain's answer to watergate. but this time, the bad guys are the newspaper men and women. hacking the phones not just of princes of the realm but also a 13-year-old murder victim, just to get a scoop. they allegedly did it with the help of corrupt police officers on the company payroll. already britain's top two policemen have resigned. now, the prime minister is in the cross hairs. david cameron is on the hot seat tomorrow. but today the focus was on the patriarch and his younger son, james. >> james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened. >> reporter: both expressed regret. >> invading people's privacy by listening to their voicemail is wrong. paying police officece for information is wrong. >> it's a matter of great regret of mine, my father's and everyone at news corp. ration. >> reporter: they blamed n ns executives and reporters lower down the corp rate food chain. >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: among murdoch's most trusted employees, his own children, who ran multimillion dollar ch
newspapers around the world. here in britain, he dominates the media landscape. but this has been a bruising week for rupert murdoch. >> there is a firestorm that's engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police, and, ability to respond.al system's >> reporter: it's been one stunning revelation after another. murdoch's headline hungry reporters allegedly hacking cell phones of murdered children. victims of terror attacks. even bribing the queen's security officers. and this, allegations that reporters hacked the voice mails of 9/11 victims in new york. prompting calls today for a justice department inquiry. >> it would be, you know, in my mind, probably the most invasive and perverse use of a victim's information in the final moments of their lives. >> reporter: none of this is a surprise to actor hugh grant,t, long-time target of the tabloid. today, he talked with "nightline" about how he waged his own covert operation and turned the tables on the tabloids. when did you first get a sense that they were listening in on your life? >> well, that washe paranoid moments when photographers wou
levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn for the last 30 years murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdoches certainly have the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, cameron has had 26 meetinin with murdoch executives. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely p perful. the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: the now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges it could be forced to unload some of its most lucative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv. this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofmananabc news, london. >>> and coming up, the retirement revolution. one american city drawing boomers faster than any other. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, b
roberts is there. >>> the bombshell from britain. breaking news. the head of scotland yard resigns and it comes after another stunning arrest. rupert murdoch's protege this time. where will the dom knows end? >>> the heat wave. the dangerous heat spreading across the nation. more than three dozen states now on alert tonight. it's going to be a stifling week ahead. >>> home free? casey anthony out of prison tonight. a smile from the mother, but this is what she heard in return. >> caylee! >>> and, happy birthday. on the eve of nelson mandela's 93rd birthday, an exclusive interview. what he told her and howow he sd it changed her forever. >>> good evening. and we begin this sunday night with that dramatic ending. the u.s. versus japan in the final of the women's world cup soccer tournament in germany. it was a tense, hard-fought battle, so evenly matched. the u.s. playing for its third world title. japan, carrying the hopes of a nation that's endured so much heartbreak this year. with just minutes to play, the u.s. scored, victory so close. as you might have seen, japan soon answered
news" gets answers. >>> in britain, they're celebrating the second royal wedding of the year. this time, will and kate try not to steal the spotlight. but remember all those hats? they're back. >>> and check out this big thank you. an amazing moment off the coast. how a humpback whale whose life was saved by a group of researchers repaid the favor. >>> good evening. i'm dan harris. david muir is on assignment tonight in africa. we'll go to him in just a moment. but we want to start in washington, where tonight, we're seeing something highly unusual. hope. there was a real change of tone today in the debt debate. we should say the hope we're seeing tonight is still very tentative and very fragile. but with the clock ticking down, and there it is, three days left. some of the major players in this game are starting to sound like they might finally be getting down to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight. jon, good evening to you. >> good evening, dan. the house a
. then, he was the chief spokesman for britain's brisker. -- prime minister. >> it's not just about the press, it's also about the police -- >> reporter: the famously out spoken media mogul is tight lipped. >> reporter: do you walk this fast all of the time? >> i do when i'm running away from you guys. >> reporter: despite the 168 year history, he's shutting down "the news of the world" this sunday. >> "the news of the world" was a criminal organization. >> reporter: the weekly tabloid was hated by many, even the royal for the pursuit of sensational stories. stories that made it popular with readers and profitable for murdoch. that changed this week. the paper hacked the voice mails of a murdered teen and british soldiers who died aboard. this is a former editor at the paper. >> you had to get the story at all costs. you would go and do anything. >> reporter: even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >>> now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate. >>> still, some weather warnings to tell you about. it's flash flood warnings for harford, baltimor
news and wall street journal. he's so powerful in britain that no one dare challenge him, today, that changed as the prime minister announced two government inquiries. >> we're talking about murder victims and terrorist victims having their phones hacked into. it's disgusting. >> reporter: this is the woman in the center of the scandal. she was editor of news of the world and she's head of the murdoch im-- empire. >> there's no sign of the out rage diminishing. >> reporter: there's an advertiser boycott for news of the world. abc2 news, london. >>> let's take a look at news around the nation. testimony continues in the cleveland strangler trial. a witness testified he found a naked woman on the lawn of this home. the victim jumped out of a home and escaped. the man is accused of murdering 11 women. the police found the bodies in and near his ohio home. he faces the death penalty if he's convicted. he's pleaded not guilty. >>> a decorated florida police officer finds himself on the otherside of the law. he was named the boynton police officer of the year last year. now, he's accu
. >> reporter: connie britain and kyle chandler won for "friday night lights." and steve carell was also nominated for best actor in a comedy. abc news. >> we've been talk about the picture perfect weather. if this sounds good, go to westminster for the songs at 6:30 concert series. that's where lynette charles is tonight. >> reporter: all right, so i'm here, live. i'm in westminster now. i'm at the library on this beautiful july day. i had to get out and see what's going on. we have a concert series here. i have someone that will tell you all about it. let me bring in the branch manager. hi, thank you for being here. tell us what's going on tonight. >> tonight is the second of the songs at 6:30 concert series. we're bringing that here to the library. we're excited about it. >> reporter: that's awesome, you'll have good music as well. how long has this been going on? >> this is the second concert that we've hosted. last month, we had a successful lunch at the library concert series. now, we have this gorgeous stage behind us, we're lucky to be able to host this. next thursday, we have th
to watch, they are not without a price. britain's royal family cost taxpayers 52 million dollars last year but that's down 5.3% from before. that's america's money, i am peggy bunker. ♪ the rich aroma gets you up ♪ looking forward to your first cup ♪ morning! big day, huh? thank you. ♪ oh that mountain grown taste, ♪ ♪ just what you need ♪ for the big race. daughter: morning mom! are you excited? ♪ as you finish every mile... ♪ how rewarding are those smiles... ♪ [ cheers from the crowd ] of wakin' up... ♪ mommy, you did it! ♪ is folgers in your cup. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> it's 11 minutes after the hour and you may be trying to quit smoking with the helpch chantix but this could -- help of chantix but this could causeyou have a heart attack. one of the coauthors works for the hopkins school of medicine. they had a 72% greater chance of having a heart attack within a year. >>> parents, health leaders are making it easier to understand how to apply sunscreen. state health official say parents must get permission for the children to be given sunscreen by
2 to 10 years old. >>> now to the phone hacking scandal that is rocking britain. it's already forced the tabloid "news of the world" to close. it's now threatening a $12 billion deal to take over a british satellite broadcast company. jeffrey kofman has the latest now from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock rushed to london to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. "the news of the world," the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> if you've done wrong you face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by criminal compelses of reporters in search of sensational stories. in the eyes of many it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stays. but murdock may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in bri
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takes on a life of its own outside of britain, people may watch fox stations less. they may read news corporation's newspapers less. that could have lasti ing repur cushions. >> reporter: rebecca brooks still has her job, despite calls for a dismissal. she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually, it will come out, why things went wrong and who was responsible. and that will be -- that will be another very, very difficult moment in this company's history. >> reporter: with a a mment like that, it is clear the scandal will not be dying with the paper. it's fair to say there's a lot of reporters, managers, politicians and police, wondering if and when they will be facing criminal charges. david? >> jeffrey kofman in london. jeffrey, thank you. >>> while the cloeing of that british newspaper is the headline dominating the news in london, it's a part of britain making news here. the future king and queen are in this country. prince william and kate are in southern california. and bob woodruff is with them in santa barbara this evening. bob, good evening. >> reporter: good ev
cannot plead guilty it's still unclear whether his attorney will seek an insanity defense. >>> britain's best-telling tabloid is accused of sinking to a new low. it's at the center of a growing phone hacking scandal whose targets allegedly include murder victims, terror victims, celebrities and politicians. abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest from london. >> reporter: just how low would they go? that's the question being asked about a scan toll at britain's biggggt newspaper, the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities but it is now accused of hacking the cell phone of missing 13-year-old millie doweler in 2002, deleting messages and giving her parents and police false hopes that the girl was still alive. when london was hit with terrorist bombs in the 2005 that killed 52 people, the "news of the world" allegedly hacked the phones of victims and their families in pursuit of yet more exclusives. >>>>t's a violation, isn't it. i still don't know what i think about it. other than, i'm really angry. >> reporter: the paper is the profitable
and dominique strauss-kahn's spectacular fall from grace. >>> plus the shocking scandal shaking britain and threatening rupert murdock's media empire. >> announcer: live from the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now. >>> welcome to the program, lots to get to today. but first some major news in the high-stakes negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. late last night house speaker john boehner abruptly reversed course and abandoned the debt reduction with president obama. boehner is pushing for a package, all of this hours before the speaker and president meet face-to-face a new round of talks. abc's jonathan karl join us us with more. where do things stand heading into tonight's meeting. >> reporter: a compromise that would have dealt with the debt crisis is dead but there's major negotiation to be done. le federal government is three week as way of hitting the limit how much money it's allowed to borrow. even without crafting the big grand compromise the president and congressionaleaders need to negotiate to raise that limit. they're demanding
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out of britain. 50% of parents spy on their children through facebook. more said they would do more if they knew how. a tenth said that's why they created a profile. when the children won't accept their friendship request some go through a friend or relative who will accept. >>> this is tonight's hot topics. we want to know if you think it's wrong to keep track of your kids on facebook or if it's just good parenting. you can leave your thoughts on the website. >>> coming up a mother desperate for cash does the unthinkable. she tries to sell her baby. >> you won't believe where police say she tried to sell the baby and what she wanted. >> then a teen is facing murder charges for beating his parents to death way hammer. you won't believe what police say he did after that. no then later,. >> people freak. they think it's something weird and crazy. >> hypnosis to loose weight? a woman trying. is it working? we will find out. another good thing about geico is, they've got, like, real live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real person will b
are also under investigation in britain where they have been accused of hacking phone records and e- mail accounts. it shut down news of the world. they are not commenting on the investigation into the september 11 victims. >>> ride to remember is back on. it was almost crossing outcome crossing, cumberland. so many complained, phone calls to the state highway administration and the governor's office, foundation officials say the route will travel through queen city. it'll bring about 10,000 on august 18th through the 20th. the ride honor first responders and the victims of 9/11. >> temperatures falling out there from over the 80s earlier, low 70s now, even 60s north and west. i think 50s around daybreak tomorrow in our northern and western suburbs, cool, down to 61 but places like northern baltimore, out toward carroll and -- those areas talking at daybreak upper 50s. nice rebound temperature wise into the mid80s tomorrow afternoon. beautiful sun, we will talk about if this holds up all weekend. if the heat comes back and look at beach forecast. >> we are 50 minutes from the final h
shaken the faith of those in great britain. a phone hacking scandal has cost a policeman his job. >> i had no knowledge of this. >> we will see in the coming days if murdoch can keep his global empire. >> buffer or by freeway is now is now open again -- the 405 is now open again. a caught stealing million dollars and they will get extra pay for getting the job done curlyhaired there have -- done early and not having carmageddon. >> it looks like they got the message be they not only did nike in their car, a frankly do not leave their homes. >> that would be like a -- like shutting 95 down. >>> the crew of the space shuttle atlanta has reason to celebrate. their main computer has been repaired. atlantis is due back to earth on thursday. >>> sears.com was offering the ipaq for $70 but it turns out it was a big mistake. the computer typically sells for $750 so that would have been a bargain. >> a dollar for your thoughts on this one could look what happens when someone went into a dollar store. >>> air was nice for the night and most of the day by the heat is back on. we'll take a look
of britain's oldest papers is shutting down. >>> the historic shuttle program set to end today. "atlantis" by the numbers. >>> good friday morning. people in grand rapids, michigan, are trying to make sense of a tragedy this morning. a gunman is accused of seven people including his own children. >> it ended when the suspect lled himself. john hendren has more details. >> reporter: good morning. after several shootings police had hope the standoff without another death. the gunman went from talking surrender to asking polole to shoot him. in the end he shot himself. the deadly shooting rampage, a police standoff and a high speed chase put a city on edge. seven people were shot and killed. then the suspect got himself in the middle of a tragic drama in grand rapids. >> our negotiators were talking to him, trying to give him instructions as to how he could go about turning himself in and surrender. but we heard a gunshot and turned out to be self-inflicted. >> reporter: roderick shonte dantzler led police on a high-speed chase. four were found dead in one home. three were killed in another
part 2 hits britain and the u.s. on july 15. though the movies may be ending, the brand is expected to remain lucrative through the magic of marketing. jim explains it to us. >> the tag line for this, the final of the eight harry potter films, it all ends here. that may be the case after seven novels, but harry will live on in the form of a new website coming soon. >> back in 1998, i knew i was generating a lot more material than would ever appear in the books. it was simply ridiculous. to me at the time, who will ever want to know the significance of all these different wand words? this was all in my head. >> now the author joined with sony to create a home for the potter discussions and games and material. potter fans once signed up will answer questions, which will place them in one of the four houses and there will be room for users to have their own potter web pages. though everything will be free, rowling says it's her way to giving back to fans. >> you don't have to pay to get the extra material. you don't have to buy a single thing to go on to the website and have the wh
. paganism has just been given the status of religion in britain. it's growing. some say there's a quarter of a million follower. so many that british police issued guidelines for officers should they stumpble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies inclaude a blindfolded naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the papaicipant. does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death into a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay so what is paganism? well, it's prechristianan basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> more and more people are getting involved in it. >> reporter: why? >> i think because it gives them something back whi
,. >> it was cool. >> congratulations to matt weres. >> the orrels and atlanta 5-4. zack britain hit the first homer and pitched well enough to win but didn't get the victory. the braves went ahead 4-3. and then mark reynolds came through with a game winning shot. the orioles travel to texas to play the rangers. >> and we are getting set for fireworks. and the masons around the country not so lucky. why the 4th of july just won't be the same in many parts of our country. if i were a customer, i'd like nonstop travel because it's quicker. because it's convenient. it's just the best way to go. keeps the cost down. [ male announcer ] southwest airlines has added new nonstop flights from bwi airport to south carolina. it means more time doing the things i want to do. it's easy. it's hassle-free. there's no headaches. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines' new nonstops from bwi airport to greenville-spartanburg and charleston, south carolina. i like nonstop travel because... you don't got any more stuff. [ laughter ] [ ding ] >>> party started early are in columbus. the 31st annual red white and boom
of the world was forced to shut down. >> reporter: just before gordon brown became britain's prime minister he and his wife discovered their infant son had system fibrosis. that family drama was splashed all over the front page of the sun. >> in tears your son is not going to being broadcast across the media. you are upset about it. >> reporter: the sunday times was allegedly using known criminals to hack into brown's tax records and bank account. >> i'm shocked. i'm generally shocked to find that this happened because of the links with criminals, known criminals who are undertaking this activity. >> reporter: even the royals were targeted. there are damming allegations that murdock management knew that the news of the world had breached state security but didn't tell police. it alleged the royal reporter asked the editor for $1,600 so he could buy the green book which contained the confidential phone numbers of the royal family. >> it is an appalling breach of security. >> reporter: the crisis is spinning out of control for murdock. a huge deal to expand his ownership of tv here is collaps
and california, it's time for the duke and duchess to get down to business. they'll be britain's business ambassadors. they did some of that during their visit to los angeles. they'll continue t ts more. another trip is already in the works. >>> and harry potter keeps working its magic. after taking nearly half worldwide that weekend. the final harry potter film took in $169 million domestically. the best opening weekend ever. in second, another sequel, transformers with 21 million and horrible bosses was third, with $13 million. i want to see horrible bosses. i have no stories that relate. i love my bosses. >> we'll tape that for proer thety. >>> what is casey anthony's next move? will she tell all for million dollars. >>> plus a news anchor nightmare. you'll see what happened when the wrong guest was put on live tv. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, vete
across europe. britain, the victor, was exhausted by war. west germany, the vanquished, rose again, phoenix like, terminator like. and, in the 1960s, with the advent of cheap vacation packages to sunny spain, the two sides met again. they met pool side. battle recommenced over the seemingly innocuous lounge chair. >> the germans were getting up very early in the morning, 6:00 sometimes, prebreakfast, laying down their towels, reserving territory. >> reporter: now, 40 years later, look closely. they aren't all germans claiming territory. ust me, i can spot them from a distance. there are brits there, too. these days, brits returning from a night of drinking, dancing and ill considered coupling, will reserve their morning lounge chairs before they even stumble into bed. there's talk of brits sneering german towels with honey to attract insects. a brit sued his travel agent because his hotel was full of germans. he won $1,000 compensation. >> we've become more german than the german. >> reporter: but now, for the brits, the jaws of vick the tory have vomited defeat. thomas cook, the b
britain. take a look at this. the testimony that was part physical and a lot mental when rupert murdock addressed the lawmakers became dramatic. >>> new overnight, reports surfaced that the to bonn lead -- taliban leader is dead. what nato and taliban leaders are saying about the latest report this morning. >>> it's time for today's birthdays. and papa austin turns 11. he is going into the 6th great in six weeks. we want to say happy birthday to you. have a great day. that smile. >> the picture of the day is cool. this comes from the united states diving into the pool, the prelimb marchy round that took place monday during day 3 of the world championships. the oriental sports center in shanghai chin a.m. if you have pictures-- china. if you have pictures, we would love to show it off. send it to morning show at wmar.com. give us the information so we can pass it along to everybody else. ♪ [ male announcer ] it has an hd webcam for flattering video chats, awesome audio, and lids that switch to match your mood. but mostly it helps me keep an eye on my boyfriend. even though he doesn't k
is the latest -- britain is the latest example. >> sipe cyber attacks will be -- shall cyber attacks will be the future part of combat. >> the pentagon won't say which country they think is responsible for the latest breach but in recent years there's been critical data stolen on aircraft electronics, surveillance technology and satellite communications. >>> speaking of computers, new research suggest the internet is replacing our own memory. new research in the journal science finds when we rely on having information stored somewhere les you may be less likely to remember it yourself. researchers say they are not worried relying on external memory systems like the web will cause our brains to atry if i but there may be things we know and forget but hang onto what's useful on a daily basis. >>> and back here in maryland today through sunday, we will be -- it will be operation helping heros. the ride started early this morning at sandy point mareba solomon's island yacht club and by riding 400 miles round trip in three days, the eastern pennsylvania river runners hope to raise 3,000 d
and how it can be used coming up. >>> and britain's wild child takes on a new role. where you will find prince harry's new character starting next month. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30. news time is 5:56. a live look at atlanta, georgia. >>> you are watching the station that works for you "good morning maryland." >>> a 3-year-old boy is murderedin howard county. how police say he died. >>> this cat was set on fire and this is the third cat this year that has been set on fire, which is disturbing is this is a kitten. >> this morning an update on how hope is doing and how you can help in her recovery. gl. >> reporter: raven is in a festive mood. i am -- i am sherrie johnson. find out how to get in the spirit in the wine and wag happy hour. >> good morning. i am charley crowson. megan is off for the weekend. let's look at the weekend forecast for the weekend with meteorologist justin berk. >> don't kick too hard because you might sl
: next, cocktail reception at the garden at the house of britain's consul general. the duchess of cambridge wearing a maja green silk dress by diane von first tenburg joined her husband, the prince, to talk with celebrities including english soccer star david beckham. later today, the royals will head for a little polo. fans paying between $400 and $4,000 at the charity tournament then off to downtown l.a. to pay tribute to british film and a chance to rub elbows with hollywood star, tom hanks and nicole kidman among the guests. >> suddenly this young couple comes into town and has sort of stolen the limelight. >> reporter: tonight at this historic theater, the royal couple will join with the british academy of film and television arts to recognize future british stars. >> it's going to be a fabulous event to introduce 42 brits who we think are going to be names that you're going to be hearing a lot more of. >> this is originally -- >> name like gareth edwards first time feaeare director ofof the brtiish cult hit "monsters." he hopes prince william could star in his next suit.
charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper closed. former editor moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> all because there are allegations the newspaper was hacking into cell phones and an e-mail account of people and not celebrities but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch. >>> more of diane sawyer's amazing interview of jaycee dugard. what a remarkable and resilient young woman she is and you're going to see more and hear from her. >> the strength and serenity she displays in the interview is incredible. >>> more on casey anthony. we learned her sentence was extended by four more days. the latest on that and the latest on these emergency negotiations in washington to try to prevent the united states going into default. the president called them into a rare session and the chang
will have that back in britain >> it was quite a surprise for us to hear her say that. quite an emotional response. in my travels with these two is how much they do speak to people. they want to interact with the public. this whole tour is about meeting the canadians. for kate to be a hope, prince william spoke about their wishes to start a family. you look at them, the love between them, probably not too long before they do. >> the cam paoir sons will follw kate throughout to diana. on her first official tour as a royal, how do you kate is handling it so far? >> she's handling it phenomenally well. i was very impressed with how she connected with the veterans, second world war veterans. she just had this infinity with them. she was interested in them. she crouched down. she insisted of them not standing up. very hands-on, in just the same way that princess diana was and again with the children as well. both of them, very hands on inspect is a team act. they really do complement one another. we're looking forward to the activities today. this dragon boat race pits each other against, one
. paganism has just been given the status of a religion in britain. and it's growing. some say there are 250,000 followers. so many that british police have issued guidelines for officers should they stumble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies include a blindfolded, naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. >> reporter: does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death and a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay, so what is paganism? well, it's pre-christian, and basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> there's more and more people getting more involved. >> why?? >> i think it's because it gives them someth
bombings that happenedbout six years ago may have had their phones hacked by a britain tabloid. the latest escalation in a growing scandal over phone hackings by "news of the world." >> the london police confirmed some of its officers may have gotten cash from the paper in exchange for confidential information. >>> three former pta moms from los angeles have been arrested after duping fellow parents into investing $14 million in a phony business. the alleged ponzi scheme lasted more than two years during which that time they spent about 3 million -- the three spent millions on vacation, cars and also gambling trips before an irate investor alerted authorities. the women are now being held on multiple felony charges. >>> attorneys name more than a dozen high-profile witnesses to be called in the perjury trial of roger clemens beginning later today. he is accused of lying to congress about taking performance-enhancing drugs. >>> staying with sports this morning, here's don bell at espn news with last night's highlights. >>> hey there, i'm don bell with your espn news update. one of the best
, thank you. >>> meantime, to the political fire storm playing out overseas tonight. britain's prime minister today, the latest to take a very public lashing as the scandal that's rocked billionaire rupert murdoch heightens. today, lawmakers sounded off about it and loudly. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london. >> reporter: the british, they are so polite. except when it comes to polit politics. >> the reply that he send -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- >> reporter: today, facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic era of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue? is cameron too close to murdoch? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. >> reporter: they call this a debate. >> order! >> reporter: but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel. it's better for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not s
. the murdochs had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months david cameron had 26 meetings with murdoch executives more than twice he's had with any other news organization. >> the view of every prime ministereror the last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: news corporation's shares have tumbled. if they face criminal charges it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv. this is really a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >>> his newspapers were infiltrated by hackers last night. visitors were directed to a story claiming that murdoch had been found dead in the garden of his home after taking poison. the hacking group had promised to quit its illegal activities three weeks ago. >>> lawmakers in the house are expected to vote on a tea party-backed plank to address the nation's debt c csis and president obama said he would veto the deal if it passes. he is against it because it calls for deep medicare and social security cuts. still the president says the two side
the shocking casey anthony verdict. >>> did one of britain's most scandalous tabloids go too far? ♪ i may be mud, but i have standards. mops? please. some of them have bacteria. ♪ and they try to pick me up? ew. i'm really hard to get. uh! ♪ what about love?! [ male announcer ] swiffer attracts dirt. used mops can grow bacteria. swiffer wetjet's antibacterial solution eliminates 99.9% of bacteria that mops can spread around. i like your pad! [ male announcer ] swiffer cleans better than a mop or your money back. >>> the desert southwest is in for another soaker as yet another round of monsoon rains swamp several states. >>> late afternoon storm battered the las vegas area washing out at least one road and the downpours also triggered flash flood warnings in and around the city. >> speaking of that, as this commute gets under way, expect flash flooding on i-10 from l.a. to el paso. from san bernardino to albuquerque. wetten i-70 from denver to kansas city and i-80 from cheyenne to omaha. >> if you're taking to the air, airport delays are possible in atlanta, kansas city, denver, salt l
because of cancer. britain's foreign secretary says that medical advice was pretty much worthless. >>> another international incident on our own soil. turns out the u.s. was recently invaded by mexican soldiers. more than 30 members of the mexican army crossed the border in humvees and started crossing a bridge over the rio grandee river and couldn't turn around without entering the u.s. processed by authorities and sent home. no harm done. >> now, a look at the morning's weather from around the country. some isolated tornadoes. 80-mile-an-hour winds and hail from rapid city and omaha to des moines, chicago and detroit. heavy monsoon storms in the desert southwest in albuquerque to denver and scattered showers and storms around houston, new orleans, memphis an atlanta. >> 90 from miami to baltimore and 84 here in new york. dallas heats up to 100 degrees. 96 in kansas city. 88 in minneapolis. a mild 73 in seattle. 87 in salt lake city. 106 in phoenix. >>> and coming up after the break, telltail sign of the times. even the tooth fairy is feeling the crunch. >> "jeopardy's" alex treb
of britain's b-sky-b satellite network this ask scandal has highlight what people consider a monopoly. 40% of the papers told in this country are ownedy murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s., he owns two of the most influential newspapers, book pubbishing, avatar, his, 20th century fox. fox news and fox. owner of "thee simpsons." >> all right, break it up, boys. >> suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers, either. >> reporter: news corporation is headquartered in new york. his challenge now is to keep the taint that's poisoned his british holdings from infecting his holdings around the world. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> we're going to turn now to the brits making headlines here. prince william and his new wife kate. they are on their way back to london tonight after a weekend in california. they are now cleaning up the royal red carpet. bob woodruff followed them every step of the way. great to see you again, bob. >> reporter: you, too, david. they have been very busy, but this time, i have to say, a little bit more humor and some surprises. on th
.s. declared independence from great britain. the philidelphia, the continental congress adopted the declaration of independence. that's why we celebrate. the declaration became 442 days after the first shots of the american revolution were fired at lexington and concord in massachusetts. >>> if you are heading out today to the beach or a barbeque, be sure to choose a designated driver. if you can't find one and you are in baltimore city, there are other options for you. tipsy taxi will be out in full force to get you home safely. now today they will offer free rides home for people in baltimore city up to the value of $50. now they are only going to pick you up at a bar or restaurant, not house parties. the program will run from 10 tonight until 4:00 tomorrow morning. the number is on the screen. it's 877-963-taxi and we have got more information posted on the website so check it out at abc2news.com. >>> the old "idea is new again. at -- an old idea is new again. before the news started you would hear a voice saying it's 11:00 do you know where your children are? the baltimore c
. no screen on the windows and the window was open. he's going to find that rodent. >>> britain's royals are resting after an action-packed day on prince edward island. >> prince william and his wife kate competed against each other in a race. for awhile it looked like kate's team would win but in the interthe victory wepdz to will's team and kate managed to send off baby buzz saying "yes, i hope to" when someone in the crowd asked if she wanted to start a family. that's probably the right response. >> the characteristic way. we're used to that. >>> a first from the tour de france. won on the fourth of july. >> it was the first time tyler ferrar had won a stage of it. he dedicated the win to a close friend who died in a bicycle crash two months ago. >>> a look at the rest of the nation's sports highlights from the fourth of july. here'sole wright at espn news. >> cole wright with your update. a strained calf muscle sent jeter to the dl and his quest for 3,000 hits brought him back. in his first debut monday, slow dribble down the third baseline, couldn't come up with it. he would reach o
ecclestone, the paris hilton of britain who is make a splash on these shores. she will take us on a tour of her new magnificent home. i believe you know the name, you'll see. >>> we go inside the top secret wedding of nick lachey and vanessa mamilo and they will share it with us. >>> we get our '80s on with two pop queens who owned decade, debbie gibson and tiffany, all that coming up and more on "gma." so we made ocean spray cranberry juice cocktail with a splash of lime. it's so refreshing, your taste buds will thank you. mm... oh, you're welcome. what? my taste buds -- they're thanking me. uh-huh. discover customersl are getting five percent cashbackck bonus at the pump... and at many of the places their summer plans take them. it pays to switch, it pays to discover. with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away
in the u.s. good story. >> the pachyderms. >> looks good. >>> all right, first britain's ime minister is on the hot seat today in the phone hacking scandal. david cameron cut short a trip to africa in order to answer questions from parliament. >> of course it would be hard to top the drama that unfolded when rupert murdoch and his son testified. abc's scott goldberg explains why. >> reporter: it was about two hours into the hearing when a man apparently carrying a shaving cream pie, stormed rupert murdoch and called him a greedy billionaire. murdoch's wife sprang to action. police handcuffed the attacker. murdoch was shaken but okay. it was the point of highest drama in a civil but tense exchange with british lawmakers. >> this is the most humbled day of my life. >> reporter: both murdoch and his son james apologized for the phone hacking scandal that's threatening the core of their company. >> these actions do not live up to the standards that our company aspires to everywhere around the world. >> reporter: news corporation has been reeling for two weeks since the murdochs shut down
arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdock's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she wawaarrereed. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal a
was britain. just in case we wanted to freshen up on this. >> 0 for 2. >> i sort of feel like these 1,003 adults who got this wrong, 26% were not sure, 58% of the residents asked did know the answer. when you hear about these classes get is canceled. now there's only p.e. and lunch when you go to high school. >> one said china is the country we got independence from. let's move on to this. concordia university prove who says that our behavior as a consumer can be traced back to darwin. we have this very consuming instinct when it comes to burgers and clothing and buying and purchasing all sorts of things. i say burger because i think that leads us into our next story. >> not everyone consumes burgers. i'm not a meat eater which is why you gave me this story. 777-pound burger. look at this right here. 600 pounds of meat, 400 pounds, they did shatter the record, however they were not able to eat it because it failed to reach its target core temperature. >> you need a world record sized antacid after eating that burger. antacid after eating that burger. i said hold the cheese! hi, my nb
moment. >>> nobody will be sleeping at wimbledon today when britain's anan murray plays a semifinal rival rafael nadal. thth will be very exciting. nadal is just incredible on the court. >> it's going to be a great match. excitement does not describe a new stage production in nearby london. david sillito of the bbc stayed awake long enough to file this report about it. ♪ >> reporter: this takes a little bit of explaining. ♪ >> reporter: the gang of singing octopuses are trying to lull you to sleep. and this is the audience. yes. they really are tucked up in bed in a theater. >> i always fall asleep in the theater. i've slept through so many shows in my time. "the lord of the rings." "oliver." so we thought it might be a nice idea to make a show that's especially for an audience that falls asleep. >> reporter: and instead of seats, the audience has beds. this is where everyone spends the evening and the night. and if i'm going to join them, i'm not allowed to be dressed like this. i've got to wear pajamas. and once you get into bed, the cast has one objective. to give you a good night'
of great britain has said that james murdoch has to come before parliament again and classify statements. how serious an issue is this being taken at your network. >> well, it's -- you know, it's a story. we've been covering it a lot. thank god i cover wall street and don't have to report on my boss but here's the thing. if you look at this from a purely business standpoint, you know, i think the stock fell to 13. 19 was the high. after oren spoke it went up to $17 a share. when they heard his ex-practice nation, they believed him. confidence was returning back. i watch a lot of corporate executives go before congress and similar panels and they flub it. you know, thehe lose confidence in the market and wall street and that did not happen this time. >> the cover of fox and "the wall street journal" has been embarrassing for journalism. >> we've been covering it -- >> in "the wall street journal," forget fox, nobody reallyy expects fox to do -- >> fox has been covering this very seriously, arianna. >> "the wall street journal" editorials, whitewashing what is a very serious -- >> the comp
and kate are no longer britain's newest royal new le weds. zara phillips married mike tyndall in scotland yesterday. it was a royal wedding with a queen and rest of the family in attendance. it was a decidedly low-key affair compared to william and kate's wedding. here's lama hasan. >> reporter: bride looked radiant in a glistening tiara borrowed from her mother. the groom looked dapper, in a pin-stripe suit. far from their casual atie. on their wedding day, they were beaming, calm and collected. by the way, he was five minutes early. the queen's oldest granddaughter, zara was 5 minutes late. but who's counting. he and hubby, mike. a rugby sports star sealed their marriage with a kiss. and wowed the crowd. okay, it wasn't quite like that other kiss on that balcony, that's because these newlyweds don't like the spotlight. their wedding was so private. that buckingham palace only released a few details. but the 1500 well-wishers lining the streets, some camped overnight were not disispointed. they got to cheer all of the members of the royal family. the bride's mother in a fetching flowery
before gordon brown became britain's prime minister they found their infant son had cystic p cystic fibrosis. >> they would mow me they had this story about fraser's medical condition and told me they would run it. >> reporter: how did that happen? >> in tears. >> another scandal about it. and with it for the first time it is spreading beyond "news of the world." allegations that murdoch's son own the awe dust sunday times look broke the law to get stories. >> i'm wondering if you can help me. that call to a law office who was said to be an accountant working and looking at the financial times looking for some dirt. the questiroyal's reporter cliv goodman asked for carne from andy soleson to buy the green book which contains all the confidential phone numbers of the royal family and their staff. in that e-mail goodman says a proil protection officer has a stolen company and wants $1,600 for it. >> if i was alleged somebody has taken money to disclose telephone numbers and for them and their anyones, it's an appalling breach of security. >> meanwhile a huge murdoch takeover bid has b
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